Data Dictionary glossary
|Variable name||As it appears on the LSAC dataset|
|Variable name without age||Useful for sorting together like variables from different waves and cohorts|
|Topic number||Allows derived items to be sorted in with the input variables they come from|
(i.e. variable name without age or subject/informant)
|Useful for checking which informants were asked each question at each Wave|
|Position in file order||Mainly useful for sorting questions back into file order (default option)|
|File||Which of the LSAC data files the variable is contained in: either lsacconf0, lsacconf2, lsacconf4, lsacconf6|
|Wave||Which wave (or waves) data was collected from for the variable|
|Cohort||Indicator of whether the question is asked for the B- or K-cohort|
|Questionnaire position||Location of question within questionnaires|
|Person label||Subject/Informant for the variable|
|Child's age||Age of child at time information is collected|
|Variable labels||Describes the question/item|
|Topics||The theme or content area|
|Construct||This is like a sub-topic, more specific than the topic. See list of topic contructs|
|Measure||Specific information on the measure that the variable is part of|
|Question||The actual wording of the question that appears in the LSAC instruments|
|Response categories||The actual wording of the response categories that appears in the LSAC instruments|
|Population||Which cases should have valid (non-missing) for the variable|
|SAS format||Format used in SAS to add value labels|
|Derived variable||Is a variable that has been generated/created from other information collected|
|Item type||This variable is designed to help users create customised lists of the variables for easier location of required variables. Fields have been classified into the following types:
|Notes||Any other information on the variable that data users should be aware of|
LSAC data user workshop
Registration is now open for the next LSAC data user workshop.
Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $250 (full); $200 (student)
Venue: Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, Vic.
Workshops are run by AIFS to assist data users, those considering becoming users, or those who are interested in learning more about LSAC data, to gain confidence in understanding and navigating the datasets.
To register your interest or find out more, contact the LSAC Team at AIFS.
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